Paramedics and a lifeguard successfully revived a person who was unresponsive after nearly drowning in a public pool near Vernon Hills, officials said.
The Lincolnshire Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 5:14 p.m. Tuesday to Vernon Township Peterson Park Pool, 16652 North Buffalo Grove Road in unincorporated Vernon Hills.
Fire officials said dispatch received a call for a report of a cardiac arrest at the pool.
Dispatchers were told that the incident was for a drowning victim.
Emergency crews arrived to find the patient out of the pool and CPR was being performed by the on-duty lifeguard.
Emergency crews assisted with advanced life support measures, fire officials said.
The victim was revived and talking as paramedics began to transport them to a nearby hospital.
The first district credited the lifeguard’s quick actions by rescuing the subject and immediately performing CPR.
“Due to the lifeguard’s quick actions, the immediate initiation of CPR, and the advanced life support measures, the patient’s prognosis looks positive,” the fire district said.